AutoCAD-Based Piping Design and Modeling Software
AutoPLANT Piping gives you spec-driven 3D piping design with advanced routing and editing features. Drawing production includes orthographic drawings (plans, elevations, and sections), using paper space view ports and exporting 3D model data to produce finished isometric drawings. Fully featured automated isometric drawing production features are included in the piping application. No additional licensing is required. Drawing Flattener produces flat, 2D drawings including elevations, plans, and sections from the 3D model. AutoPLANT Piping works seamlessly with other Bentley plant design and data management applications via the shared plant project database.
Object Enabler: How do I view an AutoPLANT Plant Design Workgroup model when AutoPLANT is not installed?
The Object Enabler Utility allows you to view AutoPLANT models directly from AutoCAD, without requiring any Bentley Plant applications on the machine. Download the Object Enabler from SELECTservices Onlinehttp://selectservices.bentley.com/en-US/Support/Downloads+And+Updates/Downloads-MySELECT+CD/
Download Category = Free Updates
Interest/Discipline = Plant.
How do I find out what Operating Systems AutoPLANT supports?
One the download page, along with Product name and Version, there is a column that lists the Windows Operating System Versions that are supported. If it does not specifically state 64 bit, then 64 bit is not supported.
What AutoDesk (AutoCAD) products are supported for AutoPLANT Piping V8i Edition?
AutoCAD® 2008 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® 2009 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® Architecture 2009 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® MEP 2009 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® 2010 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® Architecture 2010 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® MEP 2010 (32 bit only)
AutoCAD® 2011 (32 bit only)
Note: Only 32 Bit versions of AutoCAD are currently supported. Please also note that the latest service packs from Autodesk should be used for all Autodesk products listed above.
What are the Databases supported for AutoPLANT PDW V8i?
Microsoft® Access 2003*
Microsoft® Access 2007*
Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services
Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with Advanced Services
Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition
Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (plus SP1 for ProjectWise integration)
ORACLE® 10g Release 2 (v10.2.0.3)
ORACLE® 10g Release 2 (v10.2.0.4)
ORACLE® 11g Release 1 (v126.96.36.199)
ORACLE® 11g Release 1 (v188.8.131.52)
*Note: The AutoPLANT Plant Design Workgroup applications are only supported on a Microsoft Access database in a single user, non-networked environment. For a multi-user, server based project environment, SQL Server or ORACLE® must be deployed.
How do I correct this error loading piping: “Enter name of customization file to load:”?
The problem can be corrected by changing the config.ini file for the project in question. The config.ini file can be found here for each project:
The path to the menu files that are loaded with Piping are found in this file. Search in this file for the menu path and make sure it is correct. once done save and close the file.
This can also be done using Project Administrator under the Piping, Equipment, and/or Iso Sections for your project depending on the application that experiences the problem.
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